NFC South rivals Tampa Bay and Carolina do battle for the first out of two times on the year in week two of the 2019 season.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on NFL Network. If you don’t have cable, you can watch the Bucs vs Panthers live stream via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
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Bucs vs Panthers Preview
The Tampa Bay Bucs come into the 2019 season with a new head coach in Bruce Arians and high expectations for a talented, but underperforming passing attack. Starring former first overall pick Jameis Winston and featuring elite receiving options like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin out wide as well as OJ Howard at tight end, the Bucs have the pieces in place to gauge teams through the air, yet have struggled to do so over the past few seasons. Coming off a disappointing 5-11 season last year, Tampa Bay is hoping to see a major turnaround on the offensive side of the ball to help pull themselves out of the basement in the NFC South. Unfortunately, they stumbled out of the gates in week one and look to bounce back with a better offensive showing against their NFC South rival.
Defensively, the Bucs lost franchise stalwart Gerald McCoy in free agency, though they did add Ndamukong Suh to help fill the void he leaves. The pass rush should take a hit with the injury to Jason Pierre-Paul, though the addition of rookie Devin White at linebacker and Deone Bucannon in the secondary should help shore things up until he returns. While the Bucs don’t look to be an elite defense this year, the hope is that they can tread water to the point where an improved offensive attack should carry them to a winning record.
The Panthers come in with some injury questions surrounding Cam Newton. Newton’s ability to be healthy and suit up for the start of the season is imperative as his dual-threat ability is what makes the Panthers offense go. Christian McCaffrey is back and should put up major numbers regardless of the quarterback situation but with Newton healthy and in place, the Panthers have a chance to be one of the NFL’s most dynamic attacks both on the ground and in the air. They had an excellent showing in week one and look to build on that success heading into the second week.
If Luke Keuchley can stay healthy in the middle of the defense, Carolina looks to boast one of the NFC South’s better units. With a strong front seven and a mix of young talent and experienced vets in the secondary, the defense should be much improved over last season’s unit that was ravaged by injury.
Expect a closely fought battle, as is typical between NFC South rivals. The Bucs offense should be improved under Arians and as long as Newton is good to go, the two teams should trade blows on offense for the majority of the game. Given the slight edge Carolina has defensively, expect their unit to come up with a few crucial stops down the stretch to hold the Buccaneers at bay.
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